Frankwalt Möhren (Ed.)
Il libro de la cocina
Un ricettario tra Oriente e Occidente
European cookery has grown historically, and so has the Sienese Libro de la cocina. The book's origins are partly in Italy, partly in other cultures, combining recipes from Tuscan cuisine with those taken directly from the older Latin Liber de coquina, a cookery book from Naples which can be seen as a link between Oriental and Western European culinary literature.
The Libro de la cocina reveals the complete range of the art of XIVth century Italian cooking: basic and elaborate vegetable, meat and fish dishes, desserts, and dietary preparations. Many of the almost 200 recipes are linked with their Oriental, French, English, and Italian precursors and successors. A complete critical glossary makes the texts accessible and, in addition, parallel vernacular and Latin texts are provided.
Frankwalt Möhren, Romance philologist at the university of Heidelberg, is co-author of the Dictionnaire Étymologique de l'Ancien Français. His research interests focus on historical lexicography and the analysis of non-literary texts.